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On the 15 October 2022 between 9.00am and 12.30pm (IST – Colombo time) the workshop “Next generation of Sri Lankan designers – Developing and innovating Sri Lankan craft for export” took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with the aim to promote understanding of the craft and contemporary design for export, identify skills, design and craft opportunities within own network and explore how to add and create higher value through design intervention.
On the 26th of April each year, Intellectual Property (IP) Day is celebrated to draw public attention to the importance of IP rights in fostering creativity and innovation.
The approval has been granted to exempt the cinema industry from the entertainment tax for the two years of 2021 and 2022, the Prime Minister’s Office said.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has advised to reopen cinemas from January 01 strictly in compliance with COVID-19 safety guidelines except in isolated areas, Prime Minister’s Office said in a release.
The radio broadcasting in Sri Lanka has a history of more than nine decades. It has been decided to hold the State Radio Awards Ceremony in the year 2021 concurrently with the World Radio Day to accolade the radio artistes. The ceremony is organized by the Ministry of Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs, the Department of Cultural Affairs and the State Advisory Council of Radio of the Arts Council of Sri Lanka.
The creative sector doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves in terms of its contribution to the economy, employment, and in terms of its potential to further strengthen the brand value of Sri Lanka as a tourist destination.